From School Library Journal
PreSchool-A bouncy text and appealing cartoon artwork provide a lighthearted glimpse at the busy lives of a brother-and-sister duo. The diaper-clad babes are introduced with gentle humor: "Double born./Twice the blessing./Double kids./Twice the messing." As buoyant as the staccato rhymes that describe them, the siblings are soon on the move, learning to walk and talk and encountering a range of experiences that will be familiar territory for most preschoolers. It's twice the fun, as they play with toys, enjoy time spent outdoors, eat a meal, and share a bath. At bedtime, after being tucked in by their smiling parents, the youngsters close their eyes, "Double tired/from all their play./Double dreams/for their next day." The colorful digital illustrations echo the breezy tone of the text. The layout is uncluttered and the action is set against clean pastel and white backgrounds. With orange hair, circle-shaped heads, and sketched-in features, the children resemble one another closely, but are also easily identifiable as individuals. An enjoyable romp.
Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal
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PreS. A simple rhyme and lively, colorful, uncluttered illustrations make this picture book a joyful read-aloud for young children, twins or not. The boy-girl twins begin their journey as infants, but they progress through toddlerhood as the pages turn. The premise ("Double born. / Twice the blessing. / Double kids. / Twice the messing.") may be a little overdone, because, of course, twins don't do everything at the same time. But Courtin's big, active illustrations of the lovable kids busy together through the day will have young preschoolers pointing and joining in. Kathy Broderick
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